IAEA inspectors not allowed to service surveillance equipment in Iran’s Karaj

Vienna, The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) says its inspectors were not given access to surveillance cameras at Iran’s Karaj centrifuge assembly facility, despite an agreement reached by the IAEA and Iran on allowing inspectors to service the surveillance equipment.

According to an IAEA statement obtained by Sputnik on Sunday, the inspectors have been given access to “all necessary locations” this past week, except the Karaj facility.

IAEA Director General Rafael Grossi stressed that denying inspectors’ access violates the September 12 agreement.

Grossi traveled to Tehran to hold negotiations with the chief of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI), Mohammad Eslami, earlier this month. After the talks, the sides issued a joint statement, in which they expressed willingness to maintain cooperation and agreed to allow the IAEA to replace memory cards in the surveillance system at the country’s sensitive nuclear sites.

(EW Correspondent)